Stories of the World
2010 - 2012
Stories of the World was a national project that encouraged young people in the UK to explore, engage with and influence museum collections and historic sites. In London alone the project intensively engaged 1,000 young people aged 14 – 24 from across 23 museums, challenging them to tell their stories, and the stories of the world, through a wide variety of activities.
The Museum of London looked at the theme of place, exploring the legacy of the Romans who first built this city and examining the relationship between Roman London and the capital today. The result of this work is the Our Londinium 2012 exhibition in the Roman London gallery.
Find out more about Stories of the World at the Museum of London.
The project also enabled museum professionals to use the young people’s different perspectives as a catalyst and resource to transform the way they work and their museums.
Stories of the World was a key Cultural Olympiad project that allowed young people to be involved in, and benefit from, London 2012.